Vancouver police are suggesting Albertans, struggling in a slow economy, are partly to blame for a recent spike in thefts in British Columbia.
Const. Brian Montague says front line officers have been dealing with the issue since our economy started tanking.
He says some people are now moving to B.C. from Alberta, which means police will likely run into more people who are committing crimes.
But he says it’s not just Albertans as people are also moving to B.C. from other provinces.
Edmonton police chief Rod Knecht suggested a year ago a similar economic movement was at the heart of a crime spike in the capital, after the economy in Fort McMurray began to suffer.